Judge Tells Lawyers To Pick Up Pace In Roger Clemens Trial

Tuesday May 8th, 2012

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton told the attorneys in the Roger Clemens trial today to speed up the pace, according to MLB.com.

"If you're not observing (the jury), you need to watch them. These folks are fed up," Walton said.

"I also have an obligation to conserve the court's time, and also to make sure that these citizens are not having their time wasted. I see that happening," Walton said.

Walton has reportedly indicated several times that the trial, now in its 12th day, is moving too slowly. Clemens is currently on trial for six federal charges of perjury. The former Cy Young award winner is accused of giving false statements to a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in 2008 when he claimed that he had never used performance enhancing drugs.

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